the smarter you are, the better at playing chess you are

Nexsus

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romanian
Hello guys!

I need help as far as the word order of such sentences is concerned.
Here are two examples : 1 The smarter you are, the better you are at playing chess (in my opinion this is the more correct, but I'm not sure at all).
2 The smarter you are, the better at playing chess you are (maybe there's little difference between them? ).

1 The more you try, the more chances to succeed you have.
2 The more you try, the more chances you have to succeed.( as I previously said, I suppose this is the more correct of the two).

Any help would be appreciated. :)
 
  • romolasgarai

    Senior Member
    English - UK
    Hi Nexsus.

    From the first set of examples, both are correct. I think I'd say the first one over the second - but perhaps I wouldn't! Perhaps that's because I read the first one first. Both are fine, anyhow. No difference between them in meaning.

    In the second set of examples, I think the first one would just about pass, but I think the second one sounds better, and native speakers would be more likely to say that one, I think.

    Hope this helps.
     
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